When a clown smiles

Prompt 5: “Carnie wanted to operate the Mansion of Horror midway ride for the summer of ’69 Playland traveling carnival. No experience needed. Apply within.” The pink slip wasn’t actually pink, Bill noted. He held the single, white piece of paper. It had reams of writing on one side that Bill briefly scanned. “Sorry, Bill, … Continue reading When a clown smiles

Let’s write about a red-headed bombshell in a diner

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt – Week 8 Will you tell this story from the perspective of the bombshell, the couple or a short-order … Continue reading Let’s write about a red-headed bombshell in a diner

Gumballs and a human tooth are what you are writing about this week

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt – Week 7 What will your character do? Run screaming? Investigate where the tooth came from? Eat the gumball … Continue reading Gumballs and a human tooth are what you are writing about this week

The Revival

Week 4 – Two teens steal a relative’s classic car and head to the beach. Braden knew Bethany would be impressed with the car. It wasn’t just any old car. It was a red 1958 Plymouth Fury. It was the car from the movie Christine. Braden’s uncle Bill worked on the movie way back in … Continue reading The Revival

Write about a character hanging out at an arcade when a man grabs his/her shoulder

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Remember the Stanley's Cup? I told you about it a few weeks ago. Still no? It's the week 13 competition … Continue reading Write about a character hanging out at an arcade when a man grabs his/her shoulder

You’re a carnie back in the summer of ’69 this week!

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. I can't believe we're already at week 5 of the 13 Week Streak. I'm really impressed with all the submissions. … Continue reading You’re a carnie back in the summer of ’69 this week!

Let them eat hot dawgs!

“Sam, don’t you think it’s weird to eat a food shaped like you? “How can I resist. This food truck is called Hot Dawg. Just like me,” Sam said. He winked at her as he stuffed his long dachshund body into the line ahead of a Chihuahua, who offered Sam a sharp bark and then … Continue reading Let them eat hot dawgs!

Classic cars and the beach are what you’re writing about this week

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt This week you get to steal a car and head to the beach! Have fun! Week 4 Two teens … Continue reading Classic cars and the beach are what you’re writing about this week

Your week 2 prompt is just a click away

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt This week's prompt offers lots of room for creativity and interpretation. Have fun! Week 2 An hour’s walk from … Continue reading Your week 2 prompt is just a click away

A turtle is not a bongo

Prompt - Week 1 Three couples hire a small boat and a captain for a whale watching tour, but when the boat returns to the dock several hours later, only six people remain on board. Captain N. Teba stood on the deck of the Misty Savior, watching the late afternoon sun cast long, lonesome shadows … Continue reading A turtle is not a bongo